Press Release
August 16, 2019
Venezuela school vessel to visit Port Kingstown tomorrow

The Government of St Vincent and The Grenadines (SVG) will host a Venezuelan Naval vessel, the Simón Bolívar School Vessel at the Kingstown Port, from August 17-21, 2019.

The Simón Bolívar School Vessel is named after Simón Bolívar, the liberator of Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Venezuela. It trains cadets and future officers of the Venezuelan Navy and disseminates information related to Venezuela in all ports of visit.

The vessel will arrive at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 17 at the Kingstown Cruise Ship Berth and will be greeted by an official Guard of Honour and Welcome Ceremony.

On Monday, August 19, the visiting crew of the vessel will participate in a friendly football match with the Royal Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force, commencing at 5:00 p.m. at the Grammar School Playing Field.

On Tuesday, August 20, the visiting crew will pay tribute to Garifuna Chief Joseph Chatoyer at the Obelisk in Dorsetshire Hill at 9:00 a.m. and a Special Lecture on the “Historical review of the Caribbean Sea Borders,” featuring Commander Alexander Rivero of the Simón Bolívar School Vessel. Further, at 5:00 p.m. a basketball match between Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Coast Guard Service and the Venezuelan crew at the Calliaqua Basketball Court.

The public is invited to visit the Vessel on Saturday, August 17 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., on Sunday, August 18, Monday, August 19, and Tuesday, August 20 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. (API)